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1) Want to establish "leaders" to set them up for a fall in order to stop the movement.
2) Suggest doing foolish, illegal things to get the activists in trouble.
3) Encourage militancy.
4) Want to taunt the authorities.
5) Attempt to make the activist compromise their values.
6) Attempt to instigate violence. Activisim ought to always be non-violent.
7) Attempt to provoke revolt among people who are ill-prepared to deal with the reaction of the authorities to such violence.
originally posted by: MRM13
So what do you think? Are the riots just an angry reaction to the issues, are they a response to the tactics that the police use, do gangs use them as an opportunity to loot and destroy property or are they a form of controlled opposition to discredit peaceful protestors?
originally posted by: jrod
reply to post by jrod
Provocateurs are always a possibility when it comes to mass protest. It often does not take much to send someone over the edge when they are upset about an issue, in my opinion.
Here are some traits of pro provocateurs: